10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — ERF FST APKT and more

Portfolio Grader gives these picks failing marks

   
10 Worst “Strong Sell” Stocks This Week — ERF FST APKT and more

This week, these ten stocks have the worst year-to-date performance. Each of these also rates an “F” (“strong sell”) on Portfolio Grader. Since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq is up 16.3%, the Dow rose 7.8%, and the S&P is up 11.8%.

Shares of Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) have slumped 41.5% since the first of the year. Enerplus is an oil and gas exploration and production company that owns a large, diversified portfolio of income-generating crude oil and natural gas properties. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 37.7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ERF stock.

Since the first of the year, Forest Oil (NYSE:FST) has dipped 46.6%. Forest Oil is involved in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas and crude oil in North American and international locations. As of Aug. 16, 22% of outstanding Forest Oil shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FST stock.

Since January 1, Acme Packet (NASDAQ:APKT) has plunged 44.8%. Acme Packet offers session border controllers that allow service providers to deliver secure interactive communications across IP network borders. As of Aug. 16, 10.1% of outstanding Acme Packet shares were held short. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 63.1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APKT stock.

The price of Molycorp (NYSE:MCP) is down 49.7% since the first of the year. Molycorp produces rare earth products, including oxides, metals, alloys and magnets for a variety of applications including clean energy technologies, technology, and defense applications. As of Aug. 16, 15.7% of outstanding Molycorp shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCP stock.

Shares of Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI) have slipped 52.2% since January 1. Arch Coal produces coal and sells it to power plants, steel mills, and industrial facilities. As of Aug. 16, 22.4% of outstanding Arch Coal shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACI stock.

Share prices of Partner Communications (NASDAQ:PTNR) are down 54.5% since the first of the year. Partner Communications is a mobile telephone network operator in Israel. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PTNR stock.

From the start of the year, the price of WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD) has gone down 59.7%. WebMD is a provider of health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and health-focused publications. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 47.3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBMD stock.

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR) have sunk 67.7% since the first of the year. Alpha Natural Resources produces, processes and sells steam and metallurgical coal. As of Aug. 16, 12.8% of outstanding Alpha Natural Resources shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANR stock.

Since January 1, NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) has fallen 67.4%. NII Holdings provides mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. As of Aug. 16, 23.4% of outstanding NII Holdings shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NIHD stock.

Since the first of the year, SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) has dipped 70.9%. SUPERVALU operates as a grocery retailer that also provides supply chain services, mainly wholesale distribution. As of Aug. 16, 43.8% of outstanding SUPERVALU Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SVU stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.


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